L-R: Chairman Kwara State House of Assembly (KWHA) Committee on Education Hon. Muhammed Baba Salihu; Majority leader KWHA Hon. Mogaji Abubakar; Speaker KWHA Rt. Hon. Yakubu Salihu Danlandi; Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq; Secretary to the State Government Prof. Mamman Saba Jibril; Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education Kemi Adeosun; and Executive Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board Prof Shehu AbdulRaheem Adaramaja; during the official flag-off, -by-ALI MUHAMMAD RABIU

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has flagged -off infrastructural projects in six hundred schools across the state.

Speaking at the flag off ceremony at Otte town in Asa local government areas of the state , Governor AbdulRazq said the projects are a combination of the 2014 to 2019 Universal Basic Education Commission-SUBEB interventions.

According to him, the projects were not executed as a result of the previous administration not fulfilling its obligations as well as diverting the matching grants it received in 2013.

He said the projects include statewide wholesale remodelling of schools, construction of new classrooms, rehabilitation of existing ones, construction of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities, information and communication facilities, as well as training and retraining of teachers.

AbdulRazq explained that the achievements are the outcome of a strategic new beginning between the administration and the Universal Basic Education Commission.

He noted that the state government had to pay back the diverted funds by the previous administrations to enable them to access the N7bn grants that had piled up between 2014 and 2019.

The govenor urged all the contractors and supervisors already enlisted to deliver quality jobs.

In his remark, the state SUBEB Chairman Professor Shehu Raheem Adaramaja, commended the state government for the huge investments in the education sector.

ALI MUHAMMAD RABIU